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Here is where we will be out and about at Shows, Talks and Workshops in the year ahead.

The talks are booked by specific groups but you don't need to be a member to attend, as visitors are always welcome for a small contribution. Please contact us by phone or email if you would like to book us or if you need any more details. A description of all the talks we offer are here.

7 Sep 2019: World Textile Day East
Show
Mundford Village Hall, St Leonard's Street, Mundford, near Thetford. IP26 5DW
Sat 7 Sep 2019, 10 am - 4.30 pm

Our theme for 2019 is "Inspired To Create" and we will be having a series of guest artists at World Textile Days with us. 

All of our guest artists have been inspired to creativity by their travels and their contacts with textiles and textile makers from around the world.

In Norfolk our guest artist is our very own Magie Relph, textile artist, teacher and quilter who will be talking about how her years of travel in Africa have inspired her own work.

Magie will be speaking at 11 am. As usual our talks only cost £3 per ticket (and are available on the day)

I will be giving a 30 minute talk at 2pm about the  work of my friends and amazing batik artists Nia and Agus in Java followed by a session of "Wear and Tell" - your chance to wear something interesting from somewhere around the world and tell us about it!

Tea, coffee and cakes available at the venue.

Plenty of free parking and delicious lunches available nearby.

Come and join us at our very popular Show in Norfolk.

 

28 Sep 2019: World Textile Day North
Show
Frodsham Community Centre, Fluin Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire WA6 7QN
Sat 28 Sep 2019, 10 am - 4.30 pm

Our theme for 2019 is "Inspired To Create" and we will be having a series of guest artists at World Textile Days with us. 

All of our guest artists have been inspired to creativity by their travels and their contacts with textiles and textile makers from around the world. In Cheshire, we have Janice Gunner, an award winning textile artist, author and teacher who specialises in indigo, shibori and quilt making. Janice has taken tours to study shibori in Japan.

Janice will be speaking at 11 am. As usual our talks only cost £3 per ticket (and are available on the day)

We'll have a short 30 minute talk in the afternoon (details on the day!) and a session of "Wear and Tell" - your chance to wear something interesting from somewhere around the world and tell us about it!

Tea, coffee and cakes available at the venue.

The Braid Society wil be demonstarting and exhbiting too

Good free parking at the Community Centre and delicious lunches available in nearby Frodsham.

Come and join us at  Frodsham again, and meet up with textile loving friends from around the area.

5 Oct 2019: World Textile Day West
Show
Saltford Hall, Wedmore Road, Saltford Bristol BS31 3BY
Sat 5 Oct 2019, 10 am - 4.30 pm

Our theme for 2019 is "Inspired To Create" and we will be having a series of guest artists at World Textile Days with us. 

All of our guest artists have been inspired to creativity by their travels and their contacts with textiles and textile makers from around the world. In Bristol our guest artist is Isabella Whitworth an award winning textile artist, teacher and expert in natural dyes who will be talking about how her travels in serach of beautiful natural dyed textiles have inspired her work.

Isabella will be speaking at 11 am. As usual our talks only cost £3 per ticket (and are available on the day)

We'll have a short 30 minute talk in the afternoon (details on the day!) and a session of "Wear and Tell" - your chance to wear something interesting from somewhere around the world and tell us about it!

Free parking at Saltford Hall.

Delicious food will be available, served up by the Saltford Community Association.

Saltford is very easy to get to by public transport too, it's on the bus route between Bath and Bristol

18 Feb 2020: Shropshire Quilters
Talk
Beautiful batik from Java. You will never look at batik in the same way again!
Mereside Community Centre, Springfield, Shrewsbury SY2 6LH
Tue 18 Feb 2020, 7pm

   

The people of Java produce the finest batik in the world, and yet most of the makers are poor and their stories remain untold.

The traditions of making this unique fabric by waxing and dyeing are centuries old and carefully passed on from mother to daughter.

You will be amazed at the patience and expert skills which are needed to make these beautiful cloths and fascinated by the stories and the people behind them.

28 Mar 2020: World Textile Day Wales
Show
The Minerva Centre, Great Oak Street, Llanidloes,
Sat 28 Mar 2020, 10 - 4.30

2020 Theme is "Crossing Borders and Border Crossings"

Watch This Space for more details!

6 Apr 2020: Malvern Quilters
Talk
Beautiful batik from Java. You will never look at batik in the same way again!
Malvern, Worcestershire
Mon 6 Apr 2020

   

The people of Java produce the finest batik in the world, and yet most of the makers are poor and their stories remain untold.

The traditions of making this unique fabric by waxing and dyeing are centuries old and carefully passed on from mother to daughter.

You will be amazed at the patience and expert skills which are needed to make these beautiful cloths and fascinated by the stories and the people behind them.

7 Apr 2020: Solihull Embroiderer's Guild
Talk
Beautiful batik from Java. You will never look at batik in the same way again!
Solihull Methodist Church Hall, Blossomfield Road, Solihull B91 1LG
Tue 7 Apr 2020, 7.30 pm

   

The people of Java produce the finest batik in the world, and yet most of the makers are poor and their stories remain untold.

The traditions of making this unique fabric by waxing and dyeing are centuries old and carefully passed on from mother to daughter.

You will be amazed at the patience and expert skills which are needed to make these beautiful cloths and fascinated by the stories and the people behind them.

25 Apr 2020 to 26 Apr 2020: Wonderwool
Show
Builth Wells Showground
Sat 25 Apr 2020 to Sun 26 Apr 2020
8 Jun 2020: Llandegai Patchers
Talk
How long can the traditions of making labour intensive hand made textiles continue? A thought provoking talk.
Talgai Hall, Llandegai
Mon 8 Jun 2020, 1.30 pm

Making beautiful hand made textiles is extremely labour intensive, so do we take them for granted? And how long can these traditions continue? What are the prospects for the makers, and the traditional way of life represented by such wonderful textiles?

We’ll look at the past and possible future solutions in this thought provoking talk illustrated with some of our very best textiles from around the world.

17 Jun 2020: Aberdeen Patchwork and Quilters Group
Talk
Beautiful batik from Java. You will never look at batik in the same way again!
Rubislaw Church Centre, 1, Beaconsfield Place, Aberdeen AB15 4AB
Wed 17 Jun 2020, 7 pm

   

The people of Java produce the finest batik in the world, and yet most of the makers are poor and their stories remain untold.

The traditions of making this unique fabric by waxing and dyeing are centuries old and carefully passed on from mother to daughter.

You will be amazed at the patience and expert skills which are needed to make these beautiful cloths and fascinated by the stories and the people behind them.

9 Jul 2020: Wirral Quilters
Talk
Beautiful batik from Java. You will never look at batik in the same way again!
Wirral
Thu 9 Jul 2020, 7.30

   

The people of Java produce the finest batik in the world, and yet most of the makers are poor and their stories remain untold.

The traditions of making this unique fabric by waxing and dyeing are centuries old and carefully passed on from mother to daughter.

You will be amazed at the patience and expert skills which are needed to make these beautiful cloths and fascinated by the stories and the people behind them.

28 Jul 2020: Crystal Quilters
Talk
How long can the traditions of making labour intensive hand made textiles continue? A thought provoking talk.
The Elton Centre, St. John's Road, Stourbridge DY8 1HA
Tue 28 Jul 2020, evening

Making beautiful hand made textiles is extremely labour intensive, so do we take them for granted? And how long can these traditions continue? What are the prospects for the makers, and the traditional way of life represented by such wonderful textiles?

We’ll look at the past and possible future solutions in this thought provoking talk illustrated with some of our very best textiles from around the world.